Carson Expungement

Carson Expungement

Misdemeanor & Felony Expungement in Carson, California

There was a time when there was actually something known as privacy in this country. The concept is mostly laughable these days, particularly if you have any type of criminal record. This is particularly true for California criminal records, which appear in all the major databases tapped by background check companies. Given this, it is a good life and career move to find out if your record is clean.

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How does the process work?

Step 1
The first step is to hire an attorney who will help you prepare for the expungement. They will assess your situation and develop a strong case for you.
Step 2
The next step is to file a motion of expungement with a California state court. Our attorneys will help you with all of the documentation that goes into filing for an expungement.
Step 3
A judge will be assigned to your case and will assess your petition for expungement. With a strong enough case, they will usually go ahead and expunge the conviction.
Step 4
If the judge decides to expunge your case, your conviction will be dismissed and cleared from all standard background checks.

Clean Slate?

You have always wanted to be a pediatrician for as long as you can remember. The time finally comes to get serious about it. You go through undergraduate school and earn your pre-med degree. You then go to medical school before graduating with honors. Next up is your residency. You finally finish with that and about $150,000 in student loans. That is okay because you are ready to sit for your medical license and start practicing.

You send in your application. One day, a notice comes in the mail from the Medical Board. Your application has been rejected. The reason? You have a criminal record showing an assault and battery conviction from when you were in a brawl in high school. As a crime of “moral turpitude,” the Medical Board will not grant you a license.


There you sit with a medical degree and $150,000 in student loans. What are you going to do now? Oh, I should probably mention that student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. We are talking about the ultimate nightmare.

Criminal Record Check

The above scenario is obviously not common, although it does happen more often than you might think. The reason is running background checks has become a fairly standard procedure these days. Just as it is recommended that you run a credit report on yourself before applying for a mortgage, it is now smart to run a California criminal records check every so often to make sure something hasn’t popped up on your criminal record, whether accurate or not.

Somebody important is going to run a background check on your sooner or later. Don’t you want to know what is on there before they see the information? If you have even a misdemeanor on your record, it could result in the person who ordered the check having a negative impression of you. That is never good since they are checking your records to see if they can trust you or not.

Finding out what is floating around about you in the databases of criminal records accessed in background checks isn’t difficult. We offer a free background check that will cover everything from California criminal records to issues raised in other states. If there is something negative listed, we will find it. Even better, it is important to know that most problems can be fixed as well. The key is to learn about the problem before someone else does.

Juvenile Conundrum

One area where we see people continuously have problems is with their juvenile records. For some reason, there is a belief in Carson that your juvenile record is automatically sealed when you turn 18. This is simply not true. Your juvenile record is neither sealed nor swept clean. Instead, it becomes a part of your adult criminal record unless you take action to have it sealed or expunged. Few people do, and the results can be a disaster when a third party does a background check. If you stole a car when you were 14, do you really think a bank will hire you? Not a chance.

We Can Help

The key to dealing with a criminal record, whether juvenile or adult, is to take action. If we run a free California criminal records check for you and it turns up something, it is not the end of the world by any stretch of the imagination. Carson has multiple laws that allow one to seal or expunge their record if it can generally be shown they’ve turned the corner and become a productive member of society. This is truly the state of second chances. As a criminal defense firm, we are versed in handling such matters and getting our clients a second lease on life. We can do the same for you as well if it is needed.

Why Choose Us?

Licensed expungement attorneys

Our attorneys have litigated cases spanning a multitude of subject matters

Hundreds Records Cleared

Handled more than 500+ Expungement cases over the past 10 years.

Affordable Prices

Our fees are reasonable and competitive. You usually do not need to appear in court.

Expungement Time

Our experienced attorneys will speed up expungement process. We make sure that your case is done right the first time.

Support & Free Consultation

Our attorneys helping you through this and making sure things are done correctly

Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations in California. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

Requirements of Expungement

If you were convicted of a crime and completed your sentence or was granted early release from probation, you are eligible for expungement. There are a few requirements for a successful expungement, including:
Settle all fines and restitution

You must have been charged and convicted in a California state court

Finished all sentencing requirements

Paying all fines and restitution, attending ordered classes, and performing community service

Completed any probationary period

However, one of our attorneys can help you have the probation terminated and the conviction expunged in the same case.

Finished community service & counseling

Finished any required community service and counseling

You cannot currently be imprisoned

Have any other charges against you, or on probation for another criminal offense.

And many more...

To find out if you qualify to expunge your criminal record, take our free expungement eligibility test

Our Clients

I thought I would have to spend another year on probation but thanks to you guys helping me with the early termination of probation I was able to get off a year early and get my record expunged.  Thank you!

Bethany S., Orange

You guys have done something great here.  Your expungement of my criminal record has opened up new opportunities in my life.

Jason P., Fullerton saved my life!  I was having problems getting employment until the Law Office of Jimmy Cha was able to expunge my record.  I was able to proudly say ‘No’ when asked about any prior convictions during interviews

Sean H., California
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